Fintech

Change the face of finance through Fintech with HKSTP as your partner.

Fintech is driving disruption in traditional financial institutions, changing the way we do business and heightening customer expectations. With Fintech partner companies specialising in blockchain, AI cybersecurity, trading solutions, payment solutions and more under our roof, we have developed diverse solutions that solve challenges in trading, electronic payment and asset management.  

We take an R&D and technology-centric approach fostering Fintech development. Build and test your Proof-of-Concept (PoC) at our sandbox and lab which we host in partnership with HKMA and ASTRI. Enter an open and collaborative ecosystem where you can create synergy with other Fintech players. Explore new frontiers with our exclusive banking data. Break fresh ground through our strategic alliance with leaders in banking, insurance and financial institutions. Join us in transforming Hong Kong from an established financial centre to the next Fintech hub.

Our Programmes and Initiatives

Global Acceleration Academy (GAA) 

Develop Fintech and Insurtech solutions with respected industry partners in our acceleration intensive. Over the course of ten months, you’ll meet with industry leaders, identify market challenges, co-create and commercialise solutions.

Banking Open API at Data Studio

Through our Open API partnership with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, glean insights from untapped financial datasets in mortgage, insurance, investment and beyond. Get access to over 180 API from 15 banks. Check out Data Studio here.

Bank of China Hackathon

Exchange innovative ideas and envision future solutions at the Bank of China Hackathon, hosted at Hong Kong Science Park. In 2019, participants used fintech innovation to improve the bank branch experience, help people live healthier and achieve their dreams.

Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme

Jointly organized with HKMA to provide opportunities for the industry to identify and recruit students from local universities for internship opportunities for full-time or semester-based period. Opportunities are available from banks, SVF (Stored Value Facility) operators and virtual banks.

Project LionRock-Inthanon

Working with the HKMA and the Central Bank of Thailand, we are conducting research on the use of Central Bank Digital Currency in cross border payments.

Strategic Alliances with Leading Enterprises

We partner with leading organisations so startups and SMEs can collaborate and co-create ground-breaking Fintech solutions:

  • Hang Seng Bank: Harness Hang Seng Bank’s financial services expertise to develop, refine and deploy Fintech solutions.
  • Mizuho: With support from Mizuho, tap into one of Japan’s largest financial services customer bases to get your startup off the ground.
  • Tencent: Unlock Tencent’s specialist knowledge and resources in payment systems, data security, IoT and cloud computing through our collaboration.
  • UK Department of International Trade: In October 2019, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Department of International Trade to encourage cross-border collaboration in Fintech. Discover opportunities and develop business both in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Fintech Hub @InnoCentre

Dive deeper into the world of business and technology at InnoCentre where startups and MNCs of the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry converge and network. Learn more about best practices, operations and technology adoption from them.

ELITE

For industry leaders looking to take their innovations to the next level in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sectors, our ELITE programme provides the funding, investment and business support you need to catalyse R&D within your company.

Outreach

Get your solution in front of the market. Expand your presence through our connections with innovation expos and international roadshows. We helped our partner companies showcase their work to the world at some of the influential global fintech events such as Fintech Week and Asian Financial Forum.

Our Facilities and Services

HKMA-HKSTP Fin+Tech Collaboration Platform

Put emerging technologies in practice to develop groundbreaking solutions. Through the Fin+Tech Collaboration Platform, get the opportunity to advance your R&D and apply AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and data analytics technology to your ideas. The space will support solution showcases, business matchmaking, talent development, competitions and community events.

HKMA-ASTRI Fintech Innovation Hub

Collaborate to innovate at The Hub, a workspace for Fintech entrepreneurs located in our InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong. Run proof-of-concept trials and validate ideas in our laboratory. Get access to a range of resources, including technology consultation, co-working spaces, solution showcases and development tools.

Contact Us

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